Recently, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced that the James Webb Space Telescope has discovered its first new exoplanet. Researchers have labelled the planet as LHS 475 b.


GS III: Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About LHS 475 b:
  2. What are exoplanets?
  3. What is NASA’s James Webb Telescope?

About LHS 475 b:

What are red dwarf stars?

What are exoplanets?

Why we study exoplanets?
How are exoplanets discovered?

What is NASA’s James Webb Telescope?

What is the mission of the James Webb Space Telescope?

NASA says the James Webb Space Telescope will be “a giant leap forward in our quest to understand the Universe and our origins”, as it will examine every phase of cosmic history: from the Big Bang to the formation of galaxies, stars, and planets to the evolution of our own Solar System.

The science goals for the Webb can be grouped into four themes.

-Source: Indian Express

Basmati Rice


For the first time in India, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has specified the identity standards for Basmati Rice which will be enforced with effect from 01 August 2023.


GS III: Agriculture

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About Basmati rice:


Unique Characteristics:




What are the Standards for Basmati Rice?

Standards have been notified under Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) First Amendment Regulations, 2023 for the trade of Basmati rice to establish fair practices and protect consumer interest both domestically and globally.

Unique Fragrance and Flavour:

Free from Artificial Ingredients:

Grain Size and Elongation Ratio:

Moisture, Amylose Content, and Defective Grains:

-Source: Indian Express

Maghi Mela


Recently Maghi Mela was held in the holy city of Sri Muktsar Sahib in Punjab.


GS I: Festivals, Facts for Prelims

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Maghi Mela
  2. Nanakshahi Calendar

About Maghi Mela:

Nanakshahi Calendar

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